This is a stunningmonumentalVintage pair of French Empire Revivalormolu wall lights, dating from the late 20th Century.
They are beautifully decorated with bows, ribbons, flaming torches, tassels, etc .
and each has five lights.
The attention to detail is fantastic and they are sure to add a touch of grandeur to your home.
In really excellent condition.
Fully wired and ready for use.
Dimensions in cm:
Height 120 x Width 60 x Depth 36
Weight 19 kg-Each
Dimensions in inches:
Height 3 foot, 11 inches x Width 2 feet x Depth 1 foot, 2 inches
Weight 41.9 lbs-Each
Our reference: 01241b
Ormolu -(from French 'or moulu', signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-caratgoldin amercuryamalgamto an object ofbronze.The mercury is driven off in akilnleaving behind a gold-coloured veneerknown as'gilt bronze'.
The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding orfire-gilding, in which a solution ofnitrate of mercuryis applied to a piece ofcopper,brass, or bronze, followed by the application of anamalgamof gold and mercury. The item was then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury burned off and the gold remained, adhered to the metal object.
After around 1830 because legislation had outlawed the use of mercury other techniques were used instead.Electroplatingis the most common modern technique. Ormolu techniques are essentially the same as those used onsilver, to producesilver-gilt..
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